Globally, around 12.7 million tonnes of mismanaged plastic waste enter the ocean every year (Jambeck et al., 2015). This is equivalent to each citizen of the world dumping almost 2 kg of plastic in the ocean annually. Plastics and marine litter are one of the biggest environmental challenges of today. They are not only an eyesore, but represent major risks to human health and biodiversity, as well as to many sectors of the economy. So far global leadership and action on this issue has been lacking, but this is changing.
Juncker’s State of the European Union speech sets an ambitious path for a stronger Europe, and while his ambition for climate leadership is welcome, he was mostly silent about wider environmental sustainability.
IEEP is seeking a senior policy analyst to join the Green Economy Programme, to help with our work on the development and implementation of global, European and national policies linked to green economy.
We are seeking a motivated recent graduate or stagiair(e) to support our research projects, with a focus on the contribution of agriculture to climate mitigation and adaptation and soil protection in Europe.
European climate change engagement must incorporate values-based approaches.
How do we harness the emotional power of language better to reduce our destructive impact on the natural world? Can we stop speaking like eurocrats and start speaking like people?